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Chuck Todd is Right: The Basic Rules of our Democracy are Under Attack

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“I don’t say this lightly, but let’s be frank: A national nightmare is upon us. The basic rules of our democracy are under attack from the President.” – In making that soap-opera-style hyperbolic remark on MSNBC on Friday, Democrat toady Chuck Todd is half right: The basic rules of our democracy are indeed under attack, and have been since 1992, when Bill and Hillary Clinton became the Democrat Party’s co-nominees for the presidency.

One of the “basic rules of our democracies,” one of the beliefs upon which our nation was founded, was that elected officials would by and large be people of good faith, and people who sought public service did so in the spirit of serving the nation they love. The founders knew that there would always be scoundrels among the political class, but they structured the Constitution and thus our society on the foundational belief that, in the end, most members of congress, presidents and senior executive branch officials would place the best interests of the country over and above their own personal ambitions for power.

The Clintons changed all of that. The Clintons turned the White House into a confidence game, an influence racket in which the Lincoln Bedroom was rented out to the highest bidder. They leveraged agencies like the IRS and the FBI into tools to track and attack their political enemies. At the end of their eight years at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they then parlayed their ongoing influence in Democrat Party politics into an even larger racket with the creation of their fake Foundation, leveraging it to its fullest capacity when Barack Obama paid them off by appointing the Pantsuit Princess as Secretary of State.

1992 was also the year when the Clintons began to transform the Democrat Party from a collection of politicians and staffers who sought to debate policy issues and win them on the merits to a collection of Saul Alinsky disciples who eschew any pretense at debate in favor of demonizing the opposition. Another basic rule that was foundational to our democracy was thus lost forever.

Another “basic rule of our democracy” used to be that the federal government was required to operate on a budget. But the Democrats have disposed of that one, too. In 2006, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and San Fran Nan decided that the best way to continue bankrupting future generations of Americans and to keep federal spending rising was to refuse to engage in the process of passing actual budgetary authorization bills. Since that time, the federal government has operated on a neverending series of continuing resolutions (CRs). These CRs allow no real debate over spending. Instead, they simply take the previous year’s spending level and layer a predetermined percentage increase over the top of it.

In this way, the Democrats freed up all sorts of congressional time to allow their members to focus on what they love to do: Raise money and demonize the opposition.

Another “basic rule of our democracy” used to be that the Justice Department, FBI and other law enforcement agencies were to maintain an independence from the White House. Janet Reno destroyed all pretense to that principle on behalf of the Clintons, and it’s been downhill ever since. Barack Obama completed the utter and complete corruption of the FBI, which remains a raging dumpster fire of corruption and incompetence today with no relief in sight under the feckless Christopher Wray.

Democrats have also utterly corrupted the press. The founders considered what they called the fourth estate of our society so crucial that they enshrined freedom of the press in the very first amendment contained in the Bill of Rights. The role of the press as a “basic rule of our democracy” was to serve as the watchdog for the public interest, a tool of transparency that would speak truth to power and hold public officials of all parties accountable.

That’s all gone now. Toadies like Chuck Todd are nothing more than Democrat Party activists with $200 haircuts (Chuck obviously overpaid). Today’s national media establishment not only no longer speaks truth to power, it doesn’t speak truth to anyone, including itself. Every day is a new narrative, coordinated in advance with the Democrat Party, repeated ad nauseum by talking heads across all the broadcast networks and cable channels.

Opinion pieces that used to appear the Op/Ed sections of major newspapers have now migrated to the front pages under the guise of being “news” stories. Editors at the New York Times and Washington Post now openly brag about their publications’ efforts to brainwash the public with major themed propaganda campaigns. Journalistic standards once held sacrosanct, like having at least two or even three named sources for any news story, have been utterly abandoned as outlets rush to get thinly-sourced or fictitiously-sourced pieces up on their web pages to raise their click counts.

The very same Democrat Party and media establishment who spent three years obsessing over a “Steele Dossier” funded by the DNC and Clinton Campaign and compiled by foreign agents from the UK, Ukraine, Russia, Italy and Australia now screams that seeking information about corruption by a former vice president from any foreign country amounts to an impeachable offense.

Chuck Todd is one of the head cheerleaders in that effort to ignore and destroy the “basic rules of our democracy.” Those rules have been under attack for a long time, and whenever their efforts to destroy those rules fails, the Democrats and their corrupt media toadies simply double down on the destruction.

This second civil war that has been mounted over the last three years by the Democrats and the corrupt media is not a shooting war, but it is just as dangerous to our national survival. Sadly, the utter and complete corruption on the left is so consolidated and unshakable now that it is hard to imagine how we can possibly reach anything other than a disastrous conclusion.

That is all.

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Predictably, Romney Sides With the Democrats on Impeachment

Today’s Campaign Update, Part III
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

The Campaign Update hates to say it told you so, but, well, it told you so. –  To the surprise of literally no one who has paid attention to his mendacious machinations to position himself to seek the 2020 GOP presidential nomination in the event of the ultimate removal of President Trump in this latest Deep State coup effort, Mitt Romney on Friday issued a series of tweets which for all intents and purposes put him in direct league with San Fran Nan and the Munchkin caucus in the House of Representatives:

You regular readers of Today’s Campaign Update already expected the 2012 loser Romney to make his next move, since we laid it all out for you in the Campaign Update for September 26. Seeking an opening to move into the mix for the 2020 nomination is the very reason why Romney sought retiring Senator Orrin Hatch’s open Utah senate seat in the first place in 2018.

The disloyal RINO believes his time has come with San Fran Nan’s fake impeachment circus, but let’s analyze what he says in his tweets through the lens of reality.

First, there’s this:

“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated.”

Ok, so which other American citizen worked with his ne’er-do-well son to implement a blatantly obvious pay for play scheme to leverage his high government office in recent years? I mean, other than Hillary Clinton, that is. I can’t think of any other high official accused of such shenanigans as they relate to China, although we now know it is likely San Fran Nan has been doing the same thing with her own son and Ukraine.

Is the junior Senator from Utah suggesting that the sitting POTUS has no obligation to root out corruption in the U.S. government, whether it is current or in the recent past? Surely no man of God, which Romney piously claims to be, would hold such a belief.

Ok, then, is Romney suggesting that any Democrat who fears being investigated for corruption can obtain immunity by simply declaring his or her candidacy for the 2020 Democrat nomination? If that’s the legal principle this jackass is endorsing, imagine how many former DOJ/FBI/CIA officials – not to mention the Pantsuit Princess – will be lining up to file their papers with the FEC in the coming days.

Then there’s this:

“By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling.”

Is the junior Senator simply unaware that the United States of America has anti-corruption treaties with both China and Ukraine, treaties that obligate both nations to perform full and complete investigations of allegations of corrupt acts by one anothers’ citizens in their countries when these kinds of allegations arise? Those are treaties entered into by previous presidential administrations, not this one.

Also, has the junior Senator simply never heard of this thing called the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a law enacted in 1977, when Democrat James Earl Carter was president? Here is DOJ’s official description of that law:

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §§ 78dd-1, et seq. (“FCPA”), was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business. Specifically, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA prohibit the willful use of the mails or any means of instrumentality of interstate commerce corruptly in furtherance of any offer, payment, promise to pay, or authorization of the payment of money or anything of value to any person, while knowing that all or a portion of such money or thing of value will be offered, given or promised, directly or indirectly, to a foreign official to influence the foreign official in his or her official capacity, induce the foreign official to do or omit to do an act in violation of his or her lawful duty, or to secure any improper advantage in order to assist in obtaining or retaining business for or with, or directing business to, any person.

Since 1977, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA have applied to all U.S. persons and certain foreign issuers of securities. With the enactment of certain amendments in 1998, the anti-bribery provisions of the FCPA now also apply to foreign firms and persons who cause, directly or through agents, an act in furtherance of such a corrupt payment to take place within the territory of the United States.

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The allegation related to Ukraine where Hunter Biden is concerned is that he was given a cushy, high-paying seat on the board of directors of a Ukraine gas company even though he held zero expertise in the energy world. Thus, the allegation is that the $50k/month he received was simply a bribe in exchange for access to his Vice President dad, who also happened to be Barack Obama’s point man on Ukraine policy.

The allegation related to China is that Hunter Biden’s investment firm – created right after his Dad became Vice President – took billions in fees from Chinese businesses in exchange for similar access to Dear ol’ Dad.

Given this blatant, transparent pay to play operation, and Joe Biden’s bragging about getting a Ukraine prosecutor who was investigating Hunter’s shenanigans fired, President Trump could legitimately be accused of dereliction of duty if he did NOT ask the Ukrainian and Chinese governments to investigate the matters.

Thus, the Junior Senator from Utah is in fact advocating the President break the law and ignore his oath of office.

What a despicable – and entirely predictable – thing for the 2012 loser to do.

That is all.

 

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Dear Nancy: Until You Hold a Vote, Buzz Off. Yours Truly, Donald.

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Dear Nancy: Until you hold a vote, buzz off. Yours truly, Donald. –  News broke late Thursday that the White House will soon shoot a letter off to San Fran Nan and her band of merry munchkins, possibly today, daring them to hold a formal impeachment vote on the floor of the house if they want to receive any cooperation in the matter.

This matters because to this point all the Deep State Dems and their corrupt media toadies have been doing is staging their own version of a reality TV show. Instead of “Keeping Up With The Kardashians,” we should call it “Keeping Up With The Treasonists.”

Pelosi has thus far refused to hold a formal vote on the floor because the fake “impeachment inquiry” process she has constructed allows her to fully control every move. As it stands today, the GOP majority is being denied rights that have been traditionally allowed under House rules that govern impeachment inquiries that involve presidents.

Rather than try to describe the details myself, I thought it best to let some actual experts do that for you.

First, former U.S. attorney Joe diGenova and his wife, Victoria Toensing described the issues quite succinctly in an appearance with Fox Business host Lou Dobbs yesterday:

For those of you who still prefer to read stuff, here is a transcript:

Digenova: Well, it’s quite obvious what the Democrats are doing. They have not had a vote on the floor of the house to start a formal impeachment inquiry because if they were to have such a vote, under the house rules for impeachment, the Republicans would get subpoena power. So in order to avoid giving the Republicans subpoena power, they are doing this ‘impeachment lite’ with these six different committees who are claiming it’s an impeachment inquiry, and they’re trying to subpoena people and get documents without having an impeachment vote on the floor. That is why the White House said we are not going to cooperate with this kangaroo court.

Dobbs: All right, your legal opinion: Will Trump be able to maintain that position if Pelosi does not relent?

Digenova: Yes, and in fact, the White House position is very well-founded based on the history of impeachment proceedings against presidents. Not judges – impeachment proceedings for judges are irrelevant. In terms of impeachment proceedings for presidents, always there has been a vote on the floor of the house and the minority has been given subpoena power.

Toensing: And the constitutional basis for that, Lou, is the congress is supposed to be the legislative body. Well, they’re not legislating when they’re impeaching, so they become a different kind of entity. And in that, they have to have the full support of the majority of the body. This is legal chess, and the White House just moved its queen.

Digenova: And remember what they’re trying to do: They’re trying to nullify an election.

Dobbs: They’re trying to overthrow a president.

Digenova: Exactly, and this is basically a coup in the form of an ‘informal’ impeachment inquiry. So, this is extra-constitutional as well as un-constitutional.

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Former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, writing at The Hill, has this to say about it in a terrific piece this morning that everyone should go read:

There is no impeachment inquiry. There are no subpoenas.

You are not to be faulted if you think a formal inquest is under way and that legal process has been issued. The misimpression is completely understandable if you have been taking in media coverage — in particular, reporting on a haughty Sept. 27 letter from House Democrats, presuming to direct Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on pain of citation for obstruction, to cooperate in their demands to depose State Department officials and review various records.

The letter is signed by not one but three committee chairmen. Remember your elementary math, though: Zero is still zero even when multiplied by three.

What is portrayed as an “impeachment inquiry” is actually just a made-for-cable-TV political soap opera. The House of Representatives is not conducting a formal impeachment inquiry. To the contrary, congressional Democrats are conducting the 2020 political campaign.

The House has not voted as a body to authorize an impeachment inquiry. What we have are partisan theatrics, proceeding under the ipse dixit of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). It raises the profile, but not the legitimacy, of the same “impeachment inquiry” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) previously tried to abracadabra into being without a committee vote.

Moreover, there are no subpoenas. As Secretary Pompeo observed in his fittingly tart response on Tuesday, what the committee chairmen issued was merely a letter. Its huffing and puffing notwithstanding, the letter is nothing more than an informal request for voluntary cooperation. Legally, it has no compulsive power. If anything, it is rife with legal deficiencies.

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So, to sum up:

  • This is not a real impeachment inquiry;
  • The Democrats, with help from the Intelligence Community and the corrupt news media, are in the midst of another coup d’etat attempt;
  • The Republicans in the House are being denied their rights under House rules; and
  • Neither the President nor any other member of the executive branch of government has any obligation to comply with any requests or subpoenas that come out of this reality TV show process.

Pelosi is dead set on denying the Republicans any right to issue subpoenas or take part in the questioning of witnesses because she knows if they get those rights, her false impeachment narrative will crash and burn.

Sure is going to be fun to watch how she responds to the White House letter.

That is all.

 

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Woman Takes Green New Deal to Logical Conclusion, AOC Doesn’t Even Blink

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

“Eat the babies” is trending on Twitter this morning. You’ll never guess why. Ok, maybe you will. – In case you were not already aware that climate extremists are brainwashed religious cultists with severe mental and emotional issues, check out this clip from Wednesday evening’s town hall meeting in Corona, New York, hosted by Democrat organ grinder monkey Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

In case you can’t understand everything the woman is saying through her heavy accent – which might be real or could be feigned – here is a transcript of her wild remarks:

“We not gonna be here for much longer, ’cause of the climate crisis. We only have a few months left! I love that you support the Green Deal but it’s not, but it’s not gonna, getting rid of fossil fuel is not gonna solve the problem fast enough! A Swedish professor saying we can eat dead people [takes off jacket] but that’s not fast enough! So I think your next campaign slogan has to be this, “We got to start eating babies!” We don’t have enough time! There’s too much CO2! All of you, you, you a pollutant! Too much CO2! We have to start now. Please, you are so great, I’m so happy you are supporting New Green Deal, but it’s not enough, you know. Even if we would bomb Russia, we still have too many people, too much pollution! So we have to get rid. of. the babies! That the big problem – just stop having babies is not enough! We need to eat the babies! And this is very serious, please give a response!”

Now, this person clearly is either a complete lunatic who is a danger to herself and everyone around her, or she is one of the greatest political pranksters of all time. Either way, any rational, thoughtful individual who values human life would have this person escorted by security out of the meeting and asked to leave the premises. That is certainly what any Republican member of congress would do, and rightfully so.

But not AOC, who herself is an utterly irrational, brainwashed climate lunatic. Watch the clip again and observe how the dead-eyed congresswoman is actually empathizing with this woman as she goes through her deranged rant. Watch how AOC nods her head in agreement as the woman repeatedly advocates for eating babies as a means of reducing CO2 – the very foundation for life on Planet Earth – in the atmosphere.

Then listen how AOC responds once the woman is done. Listen as she expresses neither condemnation nor abhorrence at the repulsive concept of actually consuming human children for breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. If you have trouble hearing the conversation, here is an exact transcript of AOC’s response:

“Thank you, thank you. We’ll go ahead [crazy woman interrupts] No, we’ll go ahead. Thank you. So, I think [woman interrupts again] Yeah, no, so, um, one of the things that’s very important to us is that we need to treat the climate crisis with the urgency that it does present. Um, luckily we have more than a few months. We do need to hit net zero [CO2 emissions] in several years, but I think we all need to, to, to understand that there are a lot of solutions we have, um, that we can pursue, and that if we act in a positive way there is space for hope.”

Oh, ok. So, given that we have more than a “few months” to do, no one knows what, exactly and AOC isn’t saying, we don’t need to start eating the babies…yet. Because, hey, there are a lot of “solutions” we can pursue, other than, presumably, eating the babies. And every one of those “solutions” involves Soviet-style programs designed to deprive you, the common people of America, of things you take for granted in your daily lives today.

You know, things like cars, and meat, and air travel, and straws, and mobility, and grocery stores whose shelves are stocked with food items. No more gas stoves, no more warm homes in the cold winters. No more reliable electricity, especially when the wind stops blowing and the skies grow cloudy. Those vacations you like to take? No more of that, you human pollutant, you!

Oh, and those TVs, computers and cell phones will all have to go, too, since they all contain many, many parts that are made from plastics, which are derived from petroleum. You know, that dirty “fossil fuel” that has been responsible for global prosperity for the last 120 years or so.

Ditto those fancy tennis shoes you like to wear and the backpacks you use to carry all your stuff around in, for the same reason. Toothpaste? You have to give that up to the jack-booted thugs who will come to your home to confiscate all the bad items you own. Same with your makeup, ladies and odd gentlemen – it’s made with the bad stuff, too.

No, in AOC’s world, we don’t have to “eat the babies” just yet, at least, not until you’ve surrendered all of those things and many, many, oh, so many more. Once you’ve done all of that, and the fake climate “scientists” have gauged the impacts of your living an 18th-century lifestyle on the climate, then and only then will we have to decide whether we need to start eating the babies if AOC has her way.

Call it the “final solution” of the Global Church of Climate Change.

Again, this woman is either as straight-up insane as AOC is, or she just pulled off one of the great political pranks of all-time. Either way, what she did at that town hall  was to simply take the ghoulish logic of climate extremism to its inescapable conclusion.

And AOC, the poster child for climate extremism in America, didn’t really even blink.

These people are ghouls.

That is all.

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Bernie is Toast, Biden is Close

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Bernie Sanders’ presidential hopes are over, although he may not realize it yet. – The Commie had to undergo surgery to implant multiple stents into his 78 year-old heart, and has cancelled a bunch of planned campaign events over the next couple of weeks so he can recover. Although this can be a fairly minor procedure for a younger person – I had one placed into my left ventricular artery at age 55 and was back to full speed within a few weeks – it can be far more difficult for a person of Sanders’ advanced age.

But the speed of his recovery doesn’t even matter here: Sanders was already finding it impossible to move his polling numbers much above 15% due in part to the impression among many Democrats that he is just too old for the job he seeks. Suffering a heart attack in the midst of the campaign – and yes, if he was having chest pains, any doctor will tell you that he did indeed suffer a heart attack – will only serve to build that perception among many more voters, who will now begin to cast their eyes in the direction of the other, younger unquestioned Marxist in the race, Fauxcahontas.

The near-certain outcome will be that we will see Sanders’ polling numbers drop into single digits over the next few weeks, and a commensurate rise in support for Little Mouth Always Running.

Speaking of the Fake Indian running, check out the greeting she received from Nevada voters when her plane landed out there on Wednesday:

Not exactly the reception that Princess I’m Gonna Take Your Wampum expected. But that’s the price we can expect more and more Democrats to pay for their support for San Fran Nan’s sham impeachment circus as Trump supporters become increasingly engaged in public activism and protest.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Quid Pro Joe Biden, the nation’s Unfrozen Caveman Senator, is now hanging by a thread. While Biden’s foundering campaign did not quite meet my prediction that his lead would have disappeared by October 1, he sure came close.

In fact, Lieawatha actually now holds the lead in 4 of the 7 most recent polls taken in the race, according to Real Clear Politics, and she and Biden are in a statistical tie in a fifth poll taken by Emerson. In fact, only one of those polls was even partially conducted in October, and that one – by The Economist/YouGov – shows the Fake Indian holding a 6 point lead. The two clear outlier polls, both showing Biden with 11 point leads, were taken entirely in September.

Given that reality, I think I’ll declare half a victory on this particular prediction, made back in April when Crazy Uncle Joe kicked off his campaign with a near-30 point lead. There is now little doubt that his lead will disappear entirely when the first polls conducted entirely in October are published over the next two weeks.

For the  rest of the field, just a few trends to note:

  • Kamala Harris is on life support. She announced early this week that she is shaking up her staff, but that won’t help. The candidate is the problem with her campaign. She is just a horrible candidate, and shuffling the deck chairs on the Titanic won’t change that.
  • Preacher Pete is your basic 6% candidate now, and his trendline has been essentially static since June. His consistent ZERO support from African American voters means he has no real chance in the race for the nomination, and that won’t change. The only reason for him to hang around is in the hopes of becoming arm candy for Fauxcahontas in the general election.
  • Andrew Yang had a $10 million fundraising haul in the third quarter, which places him in the top 4 in this pitiful field. He had one exciting moment when he came in at 8% in the Emerson poll last week, but that’s a clear statistical anomaly given that he is at 2 or 3 in every other poll. Another potential vice presidential nominee, but no chance to win the big prize.
  • Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Irish Bob O’Rourke and Amy Klobuchar are all dead as door nails, but they will linger through the next debate in mid-October in the vain hopes of having some breakthrough moment on that crowded stage.
  • The only other declared candidate worth mentioning is Tulsi Gabbard, who had a chance to be the only actual interesting person on stage when she initially came out in opposition to Pelosi’s Impeachment Circus. But she lost that not even 48 hours later when she reversed her posture. Thus, she’ll be just another hack with no chance of truly distinguishing herself in that next debate.

Then there’s the Pantsuit Princess, the thus-far-undeclared candidate in this race. The Fainting Felon has raised eyebrows by putting herself back in the public spotlight with a series of speaking events this week, raising the spectre that she might decide to become a late entrant into the campaign season as Biden falters.

From a pure self-defense standpoint, that appeared to make some sense late last week, as the corrupt news media assisted Biden by claiming the President’s rhetoric about Biden’s clear pay-for-play selling of his vice presidential office related to Ukraine, China and other countries amounted to a Trump attack on a political rival rather than an effort to identify clear corruption. But that particular line of BS has very quickly lost its utility as this week has progressed and the damning video of Biden bragging about engaging in his clear bullying of the Ukraine government on behalf of his ne’er-do-well son gained traction with the public.

Would the Grasping Grifter attempt a similar tactic, declaring herself to be a candidate to try to give herself political cover against the increasingly aggressive investigation led by Attorney General William Barr? She might, but she would fail even more miserably than Biden is failing with that line of BS.

Only time will tell. I still think her plan is to wait it out and hope to become the party’s savior at a hung convention.

Given all of that, here are my updated odds on who the eventual Democrat nominee will be:

Fauxcahontas – 3 to 1

Someone not currently declared – 3 to 2

Quid Pro Joe – 20 to 1

The Commie – 50 to 1

Preacher Pete – 100 to 1

Kamala – 100 to 1

Andrew Yang – 100 to 1

The rest of the declared field – DEAD

That is all.

 

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Wednesday Was a No-Good, Terrible, Very Bad Day for the Deep State Dems

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Wednesday may have been the worst day the Democrat Party has had during the Trump presidency. – Just as it appeared to some that the Deep State Dems might be gaining a little traction in their neverending coup d’etat, they suffered a series a series of self-inflicted wounds and bombs lobbed by the President into their midst that had them scrambling to pretend they’re actually going to work on real legislation by the end of the day.

That pretense is just that, of course, as the Democrat Party has totally sacrificed itself at the altar of its ultra-radical social media Outrage Mob and its pea-brained organ grinder monkey leader, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez.

There will be no serious effort to pass meaningful legislation for the rest of this year, as San Fran Nan’s gang of Munchkin committee chairmen focus their efforts solely on staging this fake impeachment “investigation” that is just another bit of DC Kabuki Theater, and a massive one at that.

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Pictured above (l to r): Eliot Engel, Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler.

Let’s just go through a few of the disasters the Democrats suffered throughout the day on Wednesday:

Pompeo decimates Democrat case for subpoenas. – At a press conference in Rome, Italy, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reiterates his firm opposition to allowing any of State Department professionals to be forced to become a party to the Democrats’ carnival midway freak show, and lays out a detailed constitutional case for taking that stance. The Outrage Mob went into full outrage mode, because of course they did, but nobody real cared.

Pelosi and Schiff hold a disastrous press conference. – Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum followed shortly thereafter with possibly the most dishonest press event since Baghdad Bob went on TV to assure the world that all was well in Iraq, promising a fake impeachment process that would be “fair to the President,” and with Pelosi’s newly-restructured face trying and failing to summon tears about how she has a big case of the sads about it all. The unintentionally-hilarious presser ends with San Fran Nan begging in vain to convince one member of the Democrat toady press to ask her a question – any question at all would have done – about something other than impeachment.

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Schiff revealed to have coordinated with the fake whistleblower before the complaint was even written. – The New York Times published a piece in which it claimed that Schiff had in fact begun coordinating with the fake whistleblower even before the fake whistleblower’s complaint had been drafted. Which means that this entire charade is being run on the exact same playbook the Democrat/media complex used to smear Brett Kavanaugh a year ago, given that that all began with Dianne Feinstein coordinating efforts with false witness Christine Blasey Ford months before Ford “came forward” with her false allegations. Schiff naturally denied the allegation in the Times’s report, but no matter: Schiff has been caught publicly in so many fabrications now that he has no credibility with any non-media American, and the likely truth of his mendacity has been planted in the public’s mind.

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Trump owns them both in three different press events. – The President, meanwhile, held three separate press availabilties at the White House during the day, eviscerating the Democrats’ false case at every turn. Having been handed the New York Times piece about Schiff’s mendacity just before the third presser, he took it a step further, contending that Schiff actually helped write the complaint. While the corrupt media immediately went into full scoffing and tut-tutting mode over that statement, how many dozens of times have we seen the President make a statement like this and watch it turn out to be 100% true days, weeks, or months later?

Ukraine President Zelensky confirms he has never even met Rudy Giuliani. – This of course puts the lie to various media reports that have claimed that Giuliani had met face-to-face with Zelensky even before the July call with President Trump that supposedly germinated the fake whistleblower complaint.

Details of recent Barr/Durham visit to Italy become public. – While rumors and a few reports about this recent trip had begun to float around late last week, the details and their implications did not fully spill out into the mainstream and social media worlds until Wednesday.

State Department IG, after requesting “emergency hearing” with House Intel Committee staff, delivers folder full of four-month old newspaper clippings. – News of this event, possibly the greatest trolling event in federal government history, landed on Twitter early in the evening thanks to the reporting of the Daily Caller’s Amber Athey:

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Brutal, indeed.

What Wednesday demonstrated more than anything else is that literally everything the Democrats do or say is a lie. Everything is just more theater to try to influence public opinion from a political party that has succeeded in purging itself of actual substance.

They will keep doubling down on the neverending coup d’etat not because it’s likely to be a successful strategy, but because they literally have no idea what else to do at this point.

If the Democrat Party were a brain, it would be that of a one-trick Donkey.

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That is all.

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Larry Schweikart: Don’t Worry About Mitch McConnell On Impeachment

Guest Piece by Larry Schweikart, America’s History Teacher

Yertle’s Quiet Effectiveness

Poor old Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is frequently accused of being part of the “Swamp.” Perhaps he is, but he has been superbly effective for the last four years, and almost nobody notices. Indeed, Yertle (as I affectionately call him) has been a one-man Senate wrecking crew against liberals.

Yet he is constantly under fire, most recently from Rush Limbaugh who cited Yertle’s comment that if the House impeaches President Trump, the Senate must have a trial. Well, duh.

That’s the Constitution fer ya!

But I don’t think it means at all what it seems, and I think Nancy Pelosi (who I refer to as “Botoxic”) is realizing that. But let’s review Yertle’s record first, shall we?

In 2015, at no one’s urging, Yertle took it upon himself to block Barack Obama’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, from receiving a vote, claiming (with no particular historical precedent) that because Zero (my nickname for Obama) was in the last year of his presidency, that would not be fair. Keeping Garland off the Court and preventing a Democrat 5-4 majority would have been huge, to say the least.

But Yertle didn’t stop there.

*Lucy Koh, nominated to the Ninth Circuit, was reported out of the Judiciary Committee but Yertle didn’t give her a floor vote. Instead that went to a Trump appointee, Daniel Collins.

*The same story was true of Donald Schott, a Seventh Circuit nominee. The seat ultimately went to Trump pick Michael Brennan.

*In the Eighth Circuit, the nominee Jennifer Puhl likewise was not given a vote. That went to.  Trump pick Ralph Erickson.

*At the Supreme Court level, Yertle promised that both Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed. They were. (By the way, yesterday Russell Bucklew was executed: his appeal, Bucklew v. Precythe involved the issue of capital punishment, and the Court ruled against Bucklew. That very well may not have happened without Kavanaugh.)

*He promised to pass the tax cut. He did.

*He promised to bring Obamacare up for a vote (note: Yertle did NOT promise to pass it, as I think he knew John McCain would do his infamous “thumbs down.”)

So as best I can tell, every time Yertle says he will do something, it gets done. Let’s return to Yertle’s comment about holding a trial if Botoxic passes impeachment: I don’t think this was Yertle laying down at all (or, I guess, retreating into his shell). I don’t even think this was him absentmindedly saying he’d follow the Constitution.

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This was a shot across Botoxic’s bow. This was Yertletalk for “Make my day.” This tells me Yertle knows he hsa 34 hard “acquits” in his caucus (and likely another 10 squish acquits—that is, RINOs who, when they see how the vote is going, will be on the winning side). Indeed, I think Yertle is right now just a couple of votes away from something that is rarely mentioned: a “dismissal.” The Senate must convene a trial, but in Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial, two weeks in, Senator Robert “Sheets” Byrd filed a motion to dismiss.

It only failed by seven votes—for a president who had clearly lied and obstructed justice. Therefore, I think Yertle probably could count on about 45-47 votes to dismiss right now. If the impeachment charges from the House are lame (as almost certainly they will be), Yertle can reach 50, and Mike Pence breaks the tie. By saying “We’d have to have a trial,” Yertle was promising Botoxic and the Democrats would lose in a most embarrassing way, that there would be no stalling, and that it would be over before Ilhan Omar could marry another male relative.

Yertle knows his caucus, and he knows that other than Mitt (“Minion”) Romney, no one will vote to convict Trump of anything. I can almost hear Yertle, in his best Pedro Serrano voice (from “Major League”), “You bring dat chit to me, mon. Bring dat chit to me!”

 

Larry Schweikart, co-author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States with Michael Allen and author of Reagan: The American President, has regular court and political updates at his site www.wildworldofhistory.com on the VIP side. For a free “Reagan” webinar, email him at larry@wildworldofhistory.com.

 

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Finally, a Pulse From The William Barr and John Durham Investigation

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

You seriously could never make these people up, folks. – Mad Maxine Waters, who has spent the last three years encouraging violence against Trump supporters and staffers and dog-whistling her approval of presidential assassination attempts, actually said this yesterday:

“I’m calling on the GOP to stop Trump’s filthy talk of whistleblowers being spies and using mob language implying they should be killed.”

At no point has President Trump used mob language implying the fake whistleblower or anyone else should be killed. In fact, he hasn’t even referred to the whistleblower himself as a “spy” – that reference was clearly made towards the actual Intelligence Community spies who fed the whistleblower the hearsay allegations contained in his complaint.

Oh, and immediately after that ridiculous comment, Waters then said this:

“Impeachment is not good enough for Trump. He needs to be imprisoned and  placed in solitary confinement.”

So she wants to give the President the same anti-constitutional treatment that Robert Mueller and his thugs gave to Paul Manafort.

It is not hard to see what evil lurks in the hearts of these Democrats, folks. If they want to do it to the President of the United States, that is also what they wish to do to anyone who supports him. Let’s never forget what she had to say about assaulting members of Trump’s cabinet in public back in June, 2018:

“If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
Here’s the video clip if you can stand to watch it:

She and other Democrats have echoed these calls for confrontation – which amount to public assault – on Trump officials and Trump supporters for years now. The Democrat Party, working with George Soros, even helped to fund and create its own street violence operation called Antifa in the immediate aftermath to the 2016 elections whose job it is to carry out such assaults on anyone wearing a red cap in public.

Your President understands what is going on here – do you?

This is a coup d’etat, and the people carrying it out hate you and want you imprisoned. Never forget that.

Finally, some positive signs out of Attorney General William Barr. – This story from the folks at The Conservative Treehouse (CTH) is a very, very big deal. Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham traveled to Italy recently as a part of their investigation into the origins of the CIA/FBI efforts to spy on the Trump Campaign, Transition Team and Administration during 2016-current. In fact, this fake whistleblower incident proves the spying efforts were still ongoing under the auspices of now-fired Director of National Intelligence Dan Coates and his Deputy, Sue Gordon. Now we know why they were both fired.

While in Italy, Italian officials allowed Barr and Durham to listen to an audiotape deposition given by CIA asset Joseph Mifsud, who was also an asset of Italian intelligence agencies. CTH also believes Barr and Durham may have been allowed to perform their own live interview of Mifsud.

From the CTH report:

According to an interview on August 18th, John Solomon reported the lawyer for Joseph Mifsud admitted his client was a western intelligence asset who was part of a CIA intelligence “operation” against candidate Donald Trump in March 2016.

Not only was the attorney admitting Mifsud was a western asset used by the CIA against Trump, but the lawyer also told Solomon about an audio-taped deposition that Joseph Mifsud gave prior to going into hiding after Trump won the 2016 Presidential election.

If you prefer to watch video, here is real journalist John Solomon laying it all out for you:

So, if you are wondering why corrupt fake news media outlets have been attempting to characterize Barr’s seeking out information from the governments of Italy, Ukraine and Australia as something unseemly and nefarious, now you know: It is because assets of all three of these foreign governments actively worked with the Hillary Clinton Campaign/DNC-funded Christopher Steele to produce the fake Steele Dossier and influence an American presidential election.

The Deep State, for which those corrupt media outlets serve as a megaphone, knows that Barr/Durham are closing in on the origins of this neverending coup effort, and they are responding with the Saul Alinsky tactic of demonizing the sources of their panic, Barr and Durham. What the coup plotters did starting in mid-2016 is high treason, plain and simple. The corrupt news media’s role in the coup plot now is to distract the public’s attention from that reality.

In addition to the likes of John Brennan, James Comey, Peter Strzok, Sally Yates, Lisa Page, Bruce and Nellie Ohr, James Baker, and most likely Barack Hussein Obama His Own Self, many of those corrupt media outlets were themselves involved in this coup effort and remain so today.

This all explains why the President’s reference to “Crowdstrike” on his call with Ukrainian President Zelensky set off so much panic among the deep state Democrats and their corrupt media toadies. As I pointed out on September 25, that reference takes you directly to the very origins of the Russia hoax. And that reference is why Nancy Pelosi, after months of talking down impeachment and preventing the insane leftist radicals in her House caucus from taking the nation down that destructive road, had a sudden change of mind.

From the Deep State Democrats’ point of view, none of this is about Biden and his ne’er-do-well son. It’s about the reference to “Crowdstrike”, which takes anyone who pulls that string directly to the seedy origins of the real efforts by foreign governments to influence the 2016 elections. Those efforts were paid for by more than $11 million coming from the DNC and the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Barr and Durham are pulling that string.

Again, your President clearly understands what is happening here. Do you?

That is all.

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First They Came for the President, and I did not Speak Out…

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—

     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me. – German Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller

 

They now want to make it illegal for President Donald Trump to tweet or retain legal counsel. – The road to outright fascism is paved with actions like those the Democrat/media complex of propaganda are taking right now.

They’ve already been denying the President and anyone who works for him the right to due process ever since Robert Mueller was appointed by sleazy Rod Rosenstein to serve as special counsel.  Who can forget the spectacles of those early morning raids involving dozens of FBI agents terrorizing American senior citizens, breaking down their doors, raiding their homes and offices and even having tanks and battle armor on-site? Who can ever forget Rosenstein actually sanctioning Mueller and his gang of thugs to threaten the families of the likes of Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, General Mike Flynn and others in order to coerce them into providing false testimony implicating a sitting President in crimes they knew from day one he did not commit?

You would hardly think the rampant abuses of government authority and goose-stepping towards outright fascism in America could not get any worse after all of that, but yesterday they got worse, much worse, in very large ways.

First, no fewer than three Democrat house committee chairmen – Adam Schiff, Eliot Engel and Elijah Cummings – issued subpoenas for production of documents to Rudy Giuliani, who is employed by President Trump as his personal attorney. Thus, San Fran Nan and her evil minions are now claiming that denying a sitting, duly-elected President of the United States of America his rights to due process under the law is not enough for them: Now, they also claim he has no right to legal representation and the attorney/client privilege long held sacrosanct in the U.S. legal system.

Mind you, these very same people would shriek in bloody terror if anyone attempted to deny the same rights to a criminal illegal alien who has already been deported 14 times, because that illegal alien represents an opportunity for them to steal votes through election fraud. But the President of the United States represents no such opportunity to any Democrat and in fact is a roadblock; thus, he must be stripped of his rights in their neverending efforts to reverse the outcome of the 2016 election that they believed in their hearts they had succeeded in stealing.

Taking matters even further to the fascist extreme, a leftist hack on the Harvard Law School faculty named John Coates claimed yesterday that the President’s act of re-tweeting a message from some evangelical preacher that impeaching Trump could take this country to the precipice of a second Civil War – which I contend we have been in the midst of for three years – is in and of itself an impeachable offense. Thus, the President of the United States no longer has any right to free speech according to the Deep State Democrats.

That is just the latest in a long line of attempts by the Deep State Dems to rob President Trump of his most effective means of getting his messages out over the collective head of America’s fake news media. The Democrat/Media propaganda complex cannot stand the fact that he has any platform that allows him to speak directly to the American people without the media hacks in New York and Washington having first had the chance to distort and edit his words. It remains an intolerable situation for them, so they strive to kill it at every opportunity.

Speaking of New York, New York City’s city government – led by Marxist Mayor Bill Deblasio – formally announced on Saturday it is outlawing the use of the term “illegal alien” when referring to people who are in fact, well, illegal aliens:

The term “illegal alien” is in fact a term used repeatedly in various parts of the U.S. legal code. Thus, the New York City Human Rights Commission – made up almost entirely of Democrats – now proposes to fine and possibly imprison anyone who cites, verbatim, the sections of legal code that contain the term.

I know comparing the actions of American politicians or political hacks like the Harvard law professor to the actions of Nazis becomes a tiresome exercise. But dang, folks, right now it is as if the Deep State Democrats and their fake media toadies all bought copies of the Official Nazi Playbook off of Amazon and are now just running through it page-by-page. They appear to be up to about early 1938 right now, so I suppose America’s own version of Kristallnacht is only months away.

Everything they are doing right now, every action they are taking each and every day, is insanely anti-American, anti-democracy and anti-freedom. Insanely so.

They are bringing our society to a very dangerous inflection point, and those who, like 90% of the Republican membership of the U.S. House and Senate, remain silent about what they are doing are in fact complicit. Continuing to believe that you can just remain silent and go about your business hoping they won’t focus these same fascistic desires on you once they are done with the Bad Orange Man in the White House is a foolish act.

The time for speaking up about all of this is now, because waiting until tomorrow is too late. If you don’t see your elected representative speaking out, it is incumbent on you to demand that they do.

Speak out, before it’s too late.

That is all.

 

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